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Karim Azeb

Karim Azeb

Rohan Chopra Khurana, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Karim Azeb was born in Egypt and grew up in Brooklyn, NY as an avid sports fan. He began teaching lower level students after graduating from UMass Amherst, and is now a social studies teacher at the high school. This summer Azeb got married and spent his honeymoon in Turks and Caicos. What got you...

Warriors for Change unites students against prejudice

Warriors for Change unites students against prejudice

Charlotte Dresser, Staff Writer

January 4, 2020

You could call them Brookline High School’s social justice superheroes. They are here to help fight the community’s villains of bigotry and discrimination. The Warriors for Change program, which began in 2016, is made up of an eager group of students whose goal is to tackle bias and prejudice and...

Students protest in favor of Warrant Article 21

Elena Su, Arts Editor

December 6, 2019

A special town meeting session convened on Wednesday, Nov. 20 and passed Warrant Article 21, amid other propositions. This warrant article outlaws the usage of fossil fuel piping in future town construction projects, with the goal of reducing net overall carbon emissions to zero by the year 2050...

Paraprofessionals unrewarded for work

Paraprofessionals unrewarded for work

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

December 3, 2019

According to the official town contract between the Brookline Educators Union (BEU) and the School Committee, a new, full-time paraprofessional is paid $18.64 an hour. According to a tool developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the living wage in Norfolk county for a single parent is...

Clubs plan events and reach out for fundraising

Clubs plan events and reach out for fundraising

Luca Kelley Nielsen, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Leaders of the Food Justice Club and Asian Pacific American Club (APAC) create many fundraising opportunities for their local communities to take part in. These events help the clubs achieve their annual goals. Senior Evelyn Chen and junior Jacqueline Gu, the heads of the APAC, celebrate Lunar New Year,...

Location shift forces restaurant to adjust

Location shift forces restaurant to adjust

Anna Dong, Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2019

With the aroma of freshly baked cookies wafting down the hallway, famously crowded lunch lines and students busy behind the counter, Restaurant 108 has been a hallmark of the high school for students and teachers alike. Along with this year’s many changes, the restaurant, under the new name of “Warrior...

Chang named Chinese Teacher of the Year

Chang named Chinese Teacher of the Year

Nina Rogers, Regulars Editor

December 1, 2019

Long after the halls of the high school are emptied, Fu Tseng Chang, known to Chinese students as Zhang Laoshi, can be found elbow-deep in work with students, aiding them long past the “official” end of his day. His dedication to his work and his students is one of the many reasons why Chang was...

LGBTQ+ at BHS: reflecting on the 1996 lawsuit

LGBTQ+ at BHS: reflecting on the 1996 lawsuit

Anoushka Mallik, News Editor

December 1, 2019

In 1993, when social studies teacher Polly Attwood came out to her students, Johanna Jenei felt uncomfortable with the information and asked to be transferred out of her class. When this request was denied, her parents moved her out of Brookline High School and into a Christian private high school. Three...

Renovation complicates Z-block classes

Renovation complicates Z-block classes

Rosa Caramazza, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Confusion. Disorientation. Judgments. With change comes confusion, and that leads to differences of opinions. With a new schedule in place at the high school, students and teachers are attempting to wrap their heads around the new changes that are set in place. Due to the construction on the main building...

AALSP college visits provide helpful new perspectives

Leehy Gertner, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

AALSP is a voluntary program for students of color at the high school which allows them to learn about issues within the African American and Latinx communities that they may not learn about in their mainstream classes. The program also helps students prepare for life after high school. One of the wa...

Proposed by-law to decrease carbon emissions

Proposed by-law to decrease carbon emissions

Graham Krewinghaus, News Editor

November 22, 2019

Both in Brookline and around the globe, more and more people are becoming increasingly concerned about the climate as global warming and pollution are seen by many to be worsening daily. Although the federal government does not seem to share the same concern for what many are labeling a ‘crisis’...

Brookline students fight climate change through Sunrise Movement

Brookline students fight climate change through Sunrise Movement

Tina Little, Sports Managing Editor

November 22, 2019

“You're going to die from old age, but we are going to die from climate change.” Ever since the Boston Climate Strike in September, these words have been ingrained in the minds of many youth in the Boston Area. For members of the Sunrise Movement at the high school, this warning motivated them...

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